The ISCC EU is the first and leading voluntary scheme based on the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED), covering the environmental and social aspects of biomass production. It is compatible with other RED schemes. In the supply chain, traceability is key to assuring the diligence of the system.
The ISCC has been developed as a certification scheme that is applicable worldwide. It covers the assessment of sustainable production criteria, management criteria, traceability documentation and an assessment of greenhouse gas saving calculations.
The ISCC certification scopes distinguish the following supply chain acctors:
- Primary producers, certification not mandatory (farm, plantations, points of origin of waste and residues).
- First gathering points/collecting points.
- Conversion units (output intermediate products or final fuel).
- Traders of raw/intermediate materials or final fuel.